Former newspaper reporter and editor from Massachusetts, distance runner, Red Sox fan

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March 25, 2015, 6:46 PM EDT

If global-warming bedwetters have such an ironclad case, why do they so often fudge on the facts?

Case in point: MSNBC action hero Ed Schultz, braying mouthpiece for The Ed Show, yesterday making a dubious claim while doing his part to malign GOP Sen. Ted Cruz on the day he launched his bid for the presidency.

March 23, 2015, 8:09 PM EDT

In the lighter-than-air 1964 film comedy Send Me No Flowers, middle-aged hypochondriac George Kimball (Rock Hudson) mistakenly believes he has only months to live. Kimball decides to put his affairs in order and goes to a funeral home with his best friend,  Arnold Nash (Tony Randall), to buy a burial plot.

Do you have a large family, Kimball is asked by Mr. Akins, manager of the funeral home (played by an exuberant Paul Lynde). "Just my wife (Doris Day) and myself," Kimball responds. "Oh well, that's all right," Akins answers, briefly crestfallen. "Chance of any little additions, maybe?" he inquires, his manic energy returning.

March 22, 2015, 4:46 PM EDT

Look no further for a textbook example of why the Boston Globe is seen by critics as kneejerk liberal.

In today's paper, most of the cover and two full inside pages within the "Ideas & Opinion" section (eight pages in all) are devoted to a single cause -- urging Elizabeth Warren, a Bay State senator and the Democrats' most ardent class warrior, to run for president.

March 21, 2015, 11:16 AM EDT

Two victories this week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, one seismic, the other minor though not insignificant. First, he won a solid re-election victory that affirmed his dire warning of the peril from a nuclear-armed Iran. Secondly, he persuaded an influential American liberal that his campaign warning that Israel's Arab citizens might swing the election against him was not a despicable, race-baiting tactic as alleged by other liberals.

Netanyahu may never learn of this second vote of approval from liberal comedian Bill Maher, but it remains worth savoring for conservatives here in the U.S.

March 19, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT

It's among the most annoying phrases in the lexicon and a worthy target for dissection. Rush Limbaugh took a chainsaw to it today and the results weren't pretty.

In the aftermath of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's allegedly stunning re-election victory, attention has predictably turned to widespread concern over the so-called "Middle East peace process."

March 18, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT

Surefire method to make a liberal quickly backpedal from gushing about the allegedly wondrous Obama economic recovery -- suggest cutting back on food stamps. Worth it just for the amusement of watching a cheerleader convert to Chicken Little.

Consider yourself warned, though -- doing this will surely lead to accusations of racism, misogyny, homophobia, cold-heartedness, etc., against you. Then again, conversations with liberals invariably get there anyway.

March 17, 2015, 8:23 PM EDT

This from a man who maligned Michele Bachmann as "whacko", Rush Limbaugh as a "bonehead gangster", and Senate Republicans as "stooges." What's that old saw about talk show hosts who live in glass penthouses?

Late Show schmoozer David Letterman came through with spirited hilarity last night, albeit unintended, while chatting with actress Shailene Woodley about her new film "Insurgent" and recent visits to Australia and Indonesia.
 

March 16, 2015, 6:58 PM EDT

Odd indeed that Ed Schultz is not proposing this for police where he lives.

Never one to refrain from embracing a dumb idea, Schultz doubled down on one last week in response to a Justice Department report criticizing police in Ferguson, Mo., for racial bias in law enforcement -- the MSNBC action hero made the novel suggestion that Ferguson police, or at least "some" of them, should disarm.

March 12, 2015, 8:35 PM EDT

Never one to shy from controversy, Rush Limbaugh pointed out what many others consider impolitic to state aloud -- that the racist chant led by University of Oklahoma frat brothers and captured on a video that went viral could be mistaken for a rap tune.

University officials quickly expelled the students, shuttered their fraternity and continue their investigation while the incident has triggered wide debate as much about free speech as racism.
 

March 12, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT

It's one thing to mock the presumptive Democrat nominee for president a year and a half from the election. Let's see where the left's leading court jester stands when it actually matters.

Still, it is surely worrisome to Hillary Clinton's apologists that Jon Stewart is among her growing legion of skeptics after Clinton's attempt to clear the air about her private email account for official business while secretary of state made the issue even cloudier.

March 11, 2015, 12:55 PM EDT

If this was intended as a defense of discredited NBC Nightly News anchor/fabulist Brian Williams, ex-MSNBC ringleader Keith Olbermann should have bitten his tongue instead.

Appearing on Late Show with David Letterman last night, Olbermann described Williams as a friendly acquaintance of nearly 20 years and scrupulous newsman who takes "personal responsibility" for errors in his newscast, even if someone else makes them.

March 10, 2015, 11:27 AM EDT

There goes another name off Hillary Clinton's shrinking Christmas card list.

When Clinton loses Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Anne Gearan over Clinton's use of a private email account while secretary of state, it's not surprising that the presumptive candidate for president who was previously the presumptive Democrat nominee would decide she better get ahead of this scandal posthaste, reportedly today.

March 9, 2015, 5:55 PM EDT

Prompted by a listener's call, Rush Limbaugh made what initially sounds exceedingly unlikely come across instead as still unlikely but not beyond the realm of possibility.

The listener's question -- even though the 22nd Amendment prevents President Obama from seeking a third term, what if he decided to remain in office after January 2017?

March 8, 2015, 7:53 PM EDT

In the immortal words of the drill sergeant played by Warren Oates in "Stripes" -- lighten up, Francis.

Back in January when House Speaker John Boehner invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress and warn the world of the peril from Iran building nuclear weaponry, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Boehner breached diplomatic protocol by not first getting approval from President Obama.

March 5, 2015, 2:44 PM EST

Might there be more to the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton's dubious email practices while Secretary of State than we're being led to believe? Rush Limbaugh thinks so and he's not alone.

Limbaugh told his radio listeners yesterday that it is most curious that media outlets previously counted on as Greek choruses of praise for Clinton are going after her with a vengeance.

March 5, 2015, 9:53 AM EST

He's the first American late-night television host to broadcast his program from Cuba in more than 50 years -- and its communist regime wasted little time in reminding Conan O'Brien that he was no longer in America.

O'Brien's entire TBS show last night was devoted to his Cuban jaunt, which included a stop in what he described as a typical market.

 

March 3, 2015, 7:34 PM EST

A genuine leader spoke in Washington today, Rush Limbaugh told his radio listeners, and we've waited years to hear one.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long-anticipated speech before a joint session of Congress on the peril posed to Israel -- and the world -- if the Islamist theocrats in Tehran succeed in acquiring nuclear weapons ended shortly before Limbaugh's show began.

 

March 3, 2015, 7:57 AM EST

Jamilah Lemieux probably shouldn't sit by the phone awaiting word that she's won a profile in courage award.

Ebony's senior digital editor was one of Al Sharpton's guests on MSNBC's PoliticsNation last night when the subject turned to a Saturday Night Live parody of a Super Bowl commercial.

February 28, 2015, 9:30 PM EST

Who would have thought the reaction from the left to newly-imposed "net neutrality" regulations would provide such entertainment value in the form of amusing inanities?

On his radio show Friday, former Crossfire host Bill Press and his guest, Julian Hattem, technology reporter for The Hill, provided a helpful roadmap for liberals', uh, thoughts on the issue.

February 25, 2015, 9:17 PM EST

And liberals wonder why they're so often seen as sympathetic to Islamists.

Fox News analyst Juan Williams contributed mightily to that perception with comments he made today on Fox's late afternoon show The Five.